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Frequently Asked Questions:

Where Do Our Students Come From?
We receive most applications from The Netherlands, as this is where our headquarters are situated. We also predominantly receive applications from the Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden, Finland, Spain, China and Norway.

Are there any costs for host companies in New York?
No. There are absolutely no costs for hosting companies.

Would we get applicants to choose from or would IO New York do this for us? IO New York provides the listed companies with portfolios from our candidates who meet the companies requirements. Companies can then decide whether they would like to invite the candidate for an interview and go from there.

J-1 Exchange Visa
Our students will apply for a J-1 Exchange visa, which is processed by the In-house Visa Service from IO New York. Which means little to no paperwork for the host companies.

How long does it takes for a interns to apply for the J-1 Exchange Visa?
The visa application is typically 4-6 weeks. However, the entire process may take longer depending on how quickly all the necessary documents are received with signature.

What kind of students apply?
The students that apply are highly motivated students looking for ways to improve themselves and their resume by gaining international experience. All students are screened by IO New York through a qualitative screening process done by IO New York representatives.

We are not located in New York, can we still propose an internship position?
Yes. With our sister company IO USA we offer internships and traineeships in all major cities in U.S.

Internships are generally full time office hours with a minimum of 32 hours (J-1 visa requirements). Interns & companies can discuss hours/days to suit both parties. Internships tend to have general duration of 4 to 6 months with a maximum of 12 months. Traineeships can last up to 18 months.

Due to J-1 Visa regulations, all international students need a Health Insurance that meets the U.S. Department of State’s requirements to be able to apply for a J-1 exchange visa. The student insurance plan is checked and screened by the sponsor organization in the U.S.

Do we have to provide housing for the interns?
IO New York assists participants in finding housing, and plans the participant's travel, all at no cost to the host company.

What are the working fields students apply for?
We can provide your organization with interns and trainees in the following fields:
- Finance / Risk Management / Accounting
- Business (Development)
- Marketing / Sales
- Communications / Public Relations
- Logistics / (International) Trade
- Human Resources
- IT / Programming
- Design
- Fashion

How can I propose available internships?
Please contact Lennart Willem van Breugel to propose available internship positions. Email: lennart(@)

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